Wade Elliott


Vice President Business Development, Port Tampa Bay

Wade Elliott joined the Tampa Port Authority in 2003 and is responsible for the business development activities of Port Tampa Bay.  

Mr. Elliott has more than 25 years of port business development, marketing and research experience working with clients across the globe, including exporters, importers, ocean carriers, terminal operators and cruise lines. He was previously Executive Director of the Halifax-Dartmouth Port Development Commission. 

Mr. Elliott is a graduate of Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia where he also worked as Research Associate conducting economic and policy research in the maritime sector.  He began his career working at sea aboard a variety of container, bulk, tanker, offshore supply and seismic survey vessels.

He is the Chairman of the Tampa Foreign Trade Zone, and serves on the boards of the Tampa Port Ministries Seafarers’ Center and the Central–North Florida District Export Council.

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